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West Indies batsman Darren Bravo is yet to make a match winning contribution in the tri seriesGetty

West Indies take on Australia in the eighth match of the tri-nation series at Kensington Oval, Barbados on 21 June (Tuesday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 6pm BST/10.30pm IST. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD in the UK. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

Hosts West Indies came into this tournament as the underdogs, not expected to put up much of a fight against teams of the calibre and personnel of Australia and South Africa. However, Phil Simmons' men have performed beyond expectations and go into their final two games knowing that one win is enough to help them qualify for the final.

It has not been all rosy for the Windies, as they have depended on senior players to perform and dig them out of trouble. The problem with the team from the Caribbean is that they are a very inconsistent side; one day they look unbeatable while on another they look like a bottom ranked side.

The trick for the team management is to get them performing as a unit on a consistent basis. With the exception of pace-bowler Jerome Taylor, who has been dropped from the squad, they are expected to go in with the same team that played against South Africa on 15 June.

Australia were perhaps unlucky that rain washed out their last game against South Africa and now know that this is a must-win game for them if they are to book a place in the final.

The worry for them is that there has been rain at the venue over the past few days and the weather might play spoilsport. The world champions will need to go in with their strongest possible XI, which means that Adam Zampa might come in place of Scott Boland.

Prediction

Australia to win

Betting odds (888sport)

  • West Indies to win: 2
  • Australia to win: 2/5

Team news

West Indies

Possible XI: Andre Fletcher, Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder (c), Craig Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Shannon Gabriel, Suliemann Benn.

Australia

Possible XI: Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith (c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Mathew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazelwood.